Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Seasonal - September to November. Originally a monthly special in July 2008.
A delicate and lightly hopped beer brewed with the restrained bitterness of Czech Saaz hops balanced by the summmery taste and aroma of freshly picked downland elderflowers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear light medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, pale nuts - earthy, flowers. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, earthy, medicine, elderflowers. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110804]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and slight citrusy hoppy. Citrusy, herbal and slight spiced hoppy. Bitter and light citric finish. Ends dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23502) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and elderflowers. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and elderflowers. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Cask. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is lots of flowery hops along with elderflowers, some berries, wood and mild glueish underlying tones. Flavour is grassy, quite vegetably and has some notes of herbs and wood coming in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21272) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear golden. Citric nose with vanilla and elderflower. Medium sweet with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. The elderflower acts as a spice in the background. Together with hay and citrus it provides refreshment and some late bitterness. One of the more succesful spice beers from Dark Star.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty elderflower aroma. Fruity malty elderflower flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter elderflower finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
28h October 2010
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Clear gold beer, light white head. Dry palate - very dry!!! Bitter hops - orange, grapefruit. A light touch of honey provides some relief from the dry bitterness. Edlerflower? Could have fooled me! Stupidly dry beer and a huge dissapointment!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 cask at cloisters ..golden yellow amber ... thin creamy white head ... soft sweet floral hop nose ..sweet floral fruits ... light hop ... crisp clean ... ok but not for me cask at albion... golden yelllow ...thin .white head ... soft floral lemon hop nose ... juicy drisp and cleans ... soft lemon... light elderflower ... refreshing .... 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
Cask handpull at Evening Star, Brighton. Pale gold, thin bubbly white head. Oh now, that is good. Love the elderflower hop mix and the finish is stunning. Just gorgeous. Works so well together with good bit on finish. Lovely hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear yellow with a small creamy head. Elderflower, grain, hay and hops. Dry, bitter and floral. Smooth.

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